Professional Adventure Writer Microdrive Supplement

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Professional Adventure Writer Microdrive Supplement

Post by 8BitAG » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:17 pm

These files are courtesy of Chris Dymond, who scanned the additional documents that came with the 1988 Microdrive version of the PAW.

The PAWs Microdrive supplement
http://8bitag.com/info/documents/paws-microdrive.pdf

The PAWs User Overlays (PTM) additional note for Microdrive users
http://8bitag.com/info/documents/paws-m ... ve-ptm.pdf

Both files zipped & with original scan images.... http://8bitag.com/info/documents/paws-microdrive.zip

(Note, my page at http://8bitag.com/info/ contains other files that may be of use to PAW users.
Such as the +3 supplement http://8bitag.com/temp/paw-plus3b.pdf and a very useful index for the technical manual http://8bitag.com/info/documents/paw-te ... dex-a4.pdf

There is also a guide to the PAW, called Process One, written by adventure author Mark Cantrell http://8bitag.com/archive/process-one.html It was never actually published by Mark and John Wilson of Zenobi have allowed me to host a copy of the document.)
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Re: Professional Adventure Writer Microdrive Supplement

Post by 8BitAG » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:38 pm

Note:

The Microdrive images and a text file containing the Microdrive instructions ARE already in the archive as the third file in the list on the page...
https://spectrumcomputing.co.uk/index.p ... 96&id=6825

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These are Microdrive images that have been built from the cassette that is listed further down the page as "Microdrive version".

As the supplement explains, the Microdrive version was actually supplied by Gilsoft on cassette tape and that program was used to generate the user's own copy on Microdrive.
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